Investor-state mediation has traditionally received sceptical responses from the investment arbitration community. However, more recent developments show a growing interest in mediation, because of increased numbers of investor-state disputes, the high costs associated with investment arbitration or even as a preliminary step preceding arbitration.
From the outset of his presidential campaign, the arbitration community was wondering – or rather worrying – how a possible President Trump would affect arbitration. Harald Sippel FCIArb and Amanda Lee FCIArb explore the ‘Trump Effect'.
With the recent advent of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act 2015 and the establishment of the MCIA, India has yet again exhibited pro-arbitration behaviour. Kumudini Chattopadhyay provides more detail.